Apple fixes HomeKit bug that allowed remote unlocking of users’ doors

  the Guardian – December 8, 2017 IMPACT: allowed hackers to unlock users’ smart locks or other devices SHORT TERM FIX: temporary [fix] side … but also breaks some functionality of the system COMPANY RESPONSE: “The issue affecting HomeKit users running iOS 11.2 has been fixed. The fix temporarily disables remote access to shared users, which […]

Technical glitch kills Alberta’s land titles website, stoking concerns over real estate deals

Calgary Herald – Nov 29, 2017 ROOT CAUSE: a routine systems upgrade took place Sunday evening… that interfered with data processing IMPACT: which resulted in a system outage and prompted the province to take the unusual step of closing its Calgary and Edmonton land titles offices on Tuesday COMPANY RESPONSE: “Support teams are currently working to […]

Facebook blames technical glitch for blocked accounts during protests in Romania

Romania-Insider.com – Nov 30, 2017 IMPACT: dozens of Romanians had their accounts or posts temporarily blocked after posting or sharing comments related to the anti-government protests ROOT CAUSE: “A number of pages were temporarily blocked due to an error in our automated systems. COMPANY RESPONSE: “As soon as this was brought to our attention we disabled […]

Facebook blames technical glitch for blocked accounts during protests in Romania

Romania Insider – November 30, 2017 IMPACT: dozens of Romanians had their accounts or posts temporarily blocked after posting or sharing comments related to the anti-government protests ROOT CAUSE: “A number of pages were temporarily blocked due to an error in our automated systems. COMPANY RESPONSE: “As soon as this was brought to our attention […]

Apple breaks file sharing on Macs while fixing ‘huge’ password security flaw

The Guardian – December 1, 2017 ROOT CAUSE: caused by the critical bug patch ROOT CAUSE: In its haste to fix the macOS High Sierra bug that allowed anyone to take control of a Mac computer with a blank password, Apple broke file sharing for some users IMPACT: preventing some users from authenticating with or […]